For someone who married into a family with a long camping history and seldom did it himself, I’ve accumulated a ton of Coleman gear around me! A Coleman Queen Double High QuickBed. A Coleman Twin QuickBed. The Coleman Phoenix 10-Person Tent. Coleman Propane for our Coleman Propane Stove. A Coleman CPX 4.5 LED Magnetic Tent Light. A Coleman Lantern in the shape of the Coleman Logo. Coleman Melamine Dishware. A Coleman 6-Piece Family Cookset. Coleman’s Instant Setup Screened Canopy. The boys’ Coleman Junior Camp Lantern. A Coleman XTreme5 Wheeled Cooler. A Coleman Camp Stove Toaster, and even a Coleman 24-Can Blue Striped Cooler!
I guess you could say we put a lot of faith in what Coleman has to offer, and we just added some new products to the family with two Coleman Conquer 200L LED Headlamps and a Coleman HyperFlame FyreCadet Stove!
We got the chance to take our gear camping this summer at Awenda Provincial Park, the first time we’ve really hit the woods as a family of four! While getting everything ready went about as well as one’d expect with four kids 3 and younger around, having great gear can make all the difference when you’re camping!
I don’t kid myself—I live in a family of glampers. Before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2012, I swore I’d never go camping unless I did it comfortably. And though it doesn’t all really fit in our car, I’m pretty sure our gear from Coleman and others do quite well at making that happen.
Check out the HyperFlame FyreCadet Stove, for instance! An upgrade from the propane stove we used two summers ago that needed a separate heat source to light the propane, the FyreCadet is remarkably similar to a stove we’d use at home! The burner and pan designs block wind from every direction so you can keep on cooking even when the circumstances aren’t ideal. It has different cooktops available, depending on what you’re doing, like grill grates and griddles to expand your cooking options! Each burner—at a smoldering 11,000 BTU—has fully adjustable independent controls so you can simmer or boil just like you would at home! And best of all? The pan support’s removable and the cooktop’s aluminized so it’s all easy to clean! You can pick one up for yourself at Walmart for $149.99!
And despite having plenty of lanterns and flashlights on hand, the Coleman Conquer 200L LED headlamps just make things convenient, especially if you need to lead little ones to the comfort station in the middle of the night! The headlamps shine with four different modes—including a low-impact red light when you need to rummage through bags in the dark or avoid attracting bugs—and are just comfortable, neither chafing nor squeezing one’s head as it’s worn. They retail for $39.99 at ColemanCanada.ca!
Better Camping with Coleman — Because if You’re Going to Spend Time Out There, You’d Better Spend it RIGHT!
People really make too big a deal about camping, figuring they’d rather be comfortable than experience the outdoors. But it doesn’t have to be so hard! Great planning and smart packing make for a much better experience, and it doesn’t hurt if you have a vehicle that can manage it all!
In any case, it’s cool to work with brands like Coleman—brands I’m investing in anyway—because I believe in their products’ quality. And whether they’re cooking my food, lighting my way or keeping a roof over our heads as my family sleeps the night away… it’s good to know they’ve got my back.
Hopefully you’re getting some great outdoor time in this summer, and until the next, I remain,
Disclaimer: Coleman Canada provided the HyperFlame FyreCadet Stove and two Conquer 200L LED Headlamps for our review, but as always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.